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Programme

Joint ITU/UNECE Workshop on “Intelligent transportation systems in emerging markets – drivers for safe and sustainable growth”
Geneva, Switzerland, 27 June 2013

Contact: tsbworkshops@itu.int

Thursday, 27 June 2013


08:30 – 09:30

Registration

​09:30 – 09:45

Opening and welcome

Moderator: Reinhard Scholl (Deputy to the Director, ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau) [ Biography ]

09:45 – 10:45​

Session 1: Global ITS update: deployment status, regulatory frameworks, standards

The history of ITS goes back to the 1960s and 1970s when researchers tried to solve the problems of traffic congestion with the help of large central computers and communications systems.  Despite the rapid and global uptake of information and communication technologies ITS deployment lags far behind. This session will set the stage for the workshop by giving an overview of current ITS deployment, related regulatory frameworks and standardization activities.

Moderator: Josef Czako (Vice President, International Business Development, Kapsch TrafficCom)
[ Biography ]


Speakers:

10:45 – 11:00​

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30​

Session 2: ITS in emerging markets: opportunities and challenges, case studies

This session will explore how emerging market countries can apply the lessons learned in other parts of the world. Which are the key ITS applications of interest? Can emerging market countries succeed in leapfrogging to an ITS-enabled transportation infrastructure?

Moderator: Reinhard Scholl (Deputy to the Director, ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau) [ Biography ]

Speakers:

​12:30 – 14:00​

Lunch Break

​14:00 – 15:30

Session 3: Using ITS to increase road safety in emerging markets

According to WHO statistics, over 90 per cent of the deaths on the roads occur in low-income and middle-income countries, which have only 48 per cent of the world’s registered vehicles. How can ITS help improve the situation will be one of the questions discussed in this session.

Moderator: Josef Czako (Vice President, International Business Development, Kapsch TrafficCom) [ Biography ]

Speakers:

15:45 – 17:15
17:15 – 17:30​

Session 5: Conclusions and way forward

Session moderators will briefly summarize the takeaways from each session.

17:30

Reception - Hosted by QNX Software Systems